Union County, SC Tour 2015 - West Springs
In the first part of this series, I started out in Union, in the second part I visited Buffalo, and now I'm on the way to West Springs.
Heading toward West Springs on the Buffalo-West Springs Highway, I found a few old country stores that were new to me. I took photos off all but one, only because I didn't see a safe place to park at the time.
found on Panoramio.
The GNIS database shows another school named West Springs School down Bogan Road, but all I saw in the area of the old school's location were ranch-style houses. Possibly it have been the one in this framed photo hanging at the Union County History Museum:
until a few decades ago, was situated a few hundred feet up from the road's end. Following the template of other hotels near "healing" springs in South Carolina, the hotel's management would tout the quality of the spring water. This ad from a 1922 Union Daily-Times is one example:
Below is my map of historical sites in South Carolina, zoomed in to the area between Buffalo and West Springs.
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The sites I visited are marked on this map and also the one I didn't. The map is exportable to GPX and other common formats for easy loading on to the GPS device of your choice.
The photos from this part of the trip are in the Flickr album Union County, SC Tour 2015 - West Springs.
The complete trip photos are in the album Union County, SC Tour 2015 on Flickr and in the album Union County, SC Tour 2015 on Google Photos.
With the cooler weather in place, I'd like to go on a waterfall adventure soon. We'll see.